Shinji Kagawa

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Shinji Kagawa
香川 真司
Shinji Kagawa 2018.png
Kagawa with Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Personal information
Full name Shinji Kagawa[1]
Date of birth (1989-03-17) 17 March 1989 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
(on loan from Borussia Dortmund)
Number 23
Youth career
1994–1999 Marino FC
1999–2001 Kobe NK Football Club
2001–2005 FC Miyagi Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Cerezo Osaka 125 (55)
2010–2012 Borussia Dortmund 49 (21)
2012–2014 Manchester United 38 (6)
2014– Borussia Dortmund 99 (20)
2019–Beşiktaş (loan) 2 (2)
National team
2006–2008 Japan U19 4 (0)
2007 Japan U20 2 (0)
2008 Japan U23 3 (0)
2008– Japan 95 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2018
In this Japanese name, the family name is Kagawa.

Shinji Kagawa (香川 真司, Kagawa Shinji, born March 17, 1989) is a Japanese professional athlete. He is best known as an Association football or soccer player. He has played for the Japanese national team.[2]

In 2012, Manchester United paid £13million to add Kagawa to the team during the pre-season tour of South Africa and China.[3] So many people trust he will play more better from now on.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

As of 31 October 2018[4]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cerezo Osaka 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 35 5 1 2 36 7
2008 35 16 0 0 35 16
2009 44 27 0 0 44 27
2010 11 7 1 0 12 7
Total 125 55 1 2 1 0 127 57
Borussia Dortmund 2010–11 18 8 2 0 8 4 28 12
2011–12 31 13 5 3 6 1 1 0 43 17
Total 49 21 7 3 14 5 1 0 71 29
Manchester United 2012–13 20 6 3 0 0 0 3 0 26 6
2013–14 18 0 1 0 2 0 8 0 1 0 30 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 38 6 4 0 3 0 11 0 1 0 57 6
Borussia Dortmund 2014–15 28 5 5 1 5 0 38 6
2015–16 29 9 5 1 12 3 46 13
2016–17 21 1 3 2 5 3 1 0 30 6
2017–18 19 5 3 1 5 0 0 0 27 6
2018–19 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 99 20 17 5 28 6 1 0 145 31
Career total 311 102 29 10 4 0 53 11 3 0 400 123

International career statistics[change | change source]

As of 2 July 2018[5]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2008 6 1
2009 4 1
2010 7 1
2011 11 6
2012 9 3
2013 16 4
2014 9 3
2015 13 4
2016 7 4
2017 5 2
2018 6 2
Total 95 31

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. NationalFootballTeams.com, Kagawa, Shinji; retrieved 2012-7-2.
  3. "Fergie will parade new boys Kagawa and Powell on tour... but Rooney to stay at home," Daily Mail (UK). June 29, 2012; retrieved 2012-7-2.
  4. "Shinji Kagawa". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  5. "香川 真司". サッカー日本代表データベース. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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